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Altar Image Photography

I pride myself on capturing every amazing moment on your special day allowing you to relive it forever.

I offer engagement sessions, (the more unique the better) boudoir and wedding photography in my packages.

I primarily shoot in a photo-journalistic style, I love the crazy, silly and goofy, but not everyone is like that so I also shoot posed portraits as well. I enjoy bright contrasting colors and warm vintage hues, but I'm happy to put your own style to your images and am always open and flexible to incorporate any requests or ideas you may have, it is after all YOUR wedding.

I offer a photo booth to entertain your guests, guest books made from engagement photos, photo books for you and whoever else you want to share them with, tiny books for favors, enlargements, canvases, and all of your images on USB Flash Drive. I have packages for every budget or a la carte services so you can assemble your own to suit your needs.

I love to travel, if you're having your wedding outside of Los Angeles I'm delighted to drive or fly and I'll make my expenses as inexpensive as I can for you.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I'm Trista and I'll be your blonde behind the lens, I'm a Los Angeles native and I've been a photographer since 2004. I have two dogs, two cats and my iphone is usually full because I take way too many photos of them.

I have a love for food, all food, but my favorites are sushi, an amazing burger, some good Korean BBQ and whatever interesting recipe that I've decided to whip up off of Pinterest, I also have quite a few photos on my iphone of my food too. It's like I enjoy taking photos or something.

I'm also a bit of a movie nerd and have many goofy favorites that I quote and usually only a few people in the room get the reference.

Back to photography, I think that everyone should be able to have an affordable wedding photographer in Los Angeles. I know that most people are working with a budget when planning their weddings and I want to help you by giving you the best bang for you buck.

I like taking pretty pretty pictures, but I also like helping people. I have been known to get my bride into her dress, pin boutineers, make last minute toss bouquets and all sorts of other things that go beyond the realm of photography. I can be there for you as your photographer and that extra bridesmaid/groomsman that you didn't know that you need.

"There are not enough stars to say how wonderful Trista is. We collaborated with her for our Vintage Rainbow inspired wedding and she captured it perfectly. Prior to the wedding, she was always very prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. She was game to incorporate all of our quirky requests including meeting the groomsmen at the Barber Shop and being covered with hairspray as I was getting my hair done. The day of the wedding, she spent the entire day with either my husband or myself and she was always right on top of all of the action. She really became a huge part of our day and we don't know how we got through it without her. Her infectious smile will always be a memory of the day. Well, enough about Trista and more about her photography. Her images speak 1 million words, not just 1,000. Within a few days after the wedding we started receiving the photos as shared on social media and our friends and family went crazy over them. I love that she has talent and does not hide behind photo touching every image. She captures the essence of the wedding and that meant the world to us. We absolutely loved Trista and are so glad that we were able to work with her to photograph our wedding. We hope that we have many great memories in the future to collaborate with Trista for. Thank you Trista! Our family loves you!" – Julia and Scott Mockeridge


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Examples of my work


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